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Behavior Policy

The Library should be a place in which all people have the ability to use its resources in a quiet, non threatening atmosphere. To assure this, certain basic rules must be maintained. All Library users will be expected to act within these guidelines, or they can be asked to leave the Library. It will be up to the individual staff member, and the circumstances at hand, to determine if a warning should be issued. The Police will be notified immediately if a user fails to leave the Library when asked by Library staff. The rules are as follows:
 
  • People using the Library are expected to do so in a quiet atmosphere. Excessive talking, gathering around tables for conversation purposes, and the making of loud noises are not permitted.
  • Running, jumping, kicking, skipping, or any other like behavior is not permitted.
  • Cell phones should be turned off or on vibrate.  Incoming and outgoing phone calls must  be handled in the entryway, so you won't disturb other Library users.
  • The moving of tables, chairs or other furniture is not permitted without approval from Library Staff.
  • Areas, posted as "study", require that all talk be short, in a whisper, and should be directed toward staff and not other people using the Library.
  • Food and drinks are prohibited except by staff in staff areas, in meeting rooms, or for Library related functions.
  • Items which are left or abandoned by Library users are subject to search to try and determine if the owner is in the Library. If the owner is not in the Library, the materials may be turned over to the Police Department. The Library is not responsible for any items or personal property left, lost, misplaced or stolen.
  • Crying children and babies are the responsibility of the parent to control, and although given more leeway, fall under the same rules as adults.
  • Any fighting, cursing, yelling or other uncontrolled behavior will bring an automatic expulsion from the Library, and could result in the notification of the police for disorderly conduct.